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Pighog Plus poetry night No 11
7.45pm doors open/8pm start Thursday 24 April
£5 (£3 concs.)
Pighog Plus poetry night No 11

Neil Palmer is a Brighton-based author, songwriter and artist. Avoiding traditional PR routes, he’s remained a countercultural figure. Neil plays guitar and provides the vocals for The Spartan Dreggs (see picture), in a musical collaboration with artist, writer and musician, Billy Childish. This partnership, which began in 2010, has produced five LPs and a dozen 45s of punk rock, rhythm 'n' blues and pop songs of the epic and the mundane. A sixth LP by Wild Billy Childish and The Spartan Dreggs, as yet untitled, is due out in November. Since 2011, Palmer has published books of fiction through the LedaTape Organisation in Melbourne, Australia. All available through Amazon

Dorothy Lehane is a poet, educator and editor of Litmus Magazine. Her pamphlet Hunters was published with the Annexe Introducing Series in 2013. Her debut collection Ephemeris is forthcoming with Nine Arches Press, as well as a chapbook Unnova with Dancing Girl Press, Chicago.  See the Litmus website 

Michaela Ridgway lives in Brighton. Her magazine credits include Magma, Orbis, Other Poetry, The Frogmore Papers, Tears in the Fence, Antiphon and The Interpreter’s House. She hosts the monthly Pighog Plus! Poetry night at Redroaster*.

* Except this one as she is reading her own work

8pm 3-7, 9-10 May (2 hours with interval)
£10/£8 concs.
Fringe theatre: Bernard Shaw Invites You!

PM Productions presents

Bernard Shaw Invites You!

This award-winning show returns to Brighton after a successful tour of India. Join us to explore the life, loves and politics of one of the most important writers and thinkers in the English language. Shaw's witty trenchant opinions on poverty, inequality, capitalism, class and sex were hugely influential during his lifetime and are remarkably relevant to our world today!

Please book tickets at the Brighton Fringe website or call the box office on 01273 917272.

7.45/8pm Thursday 8 May
Fringe Grit Lit

Make a date in your diary and watch this space for the latest news on Grit Lit's line-up for the Fringe this year!

8.15pm 16-18, 20-23 May (2 hours with interval)
£10/£8 concs.
Fringe theatre: Paddy on Parade

The Harbour Theatre Company presents

Paddy on Parade

Argus Angel Award-winners 2011 return with a new play about a young Irishman who reluctantly joins the RAF in the 1960s. His naive eyes are opened by the Vietnam war, street workers in Singapore, discrimination in Darwin, Australia, and RAF life back in the UK as new freedoms are emerging. It mixes witty dialogue and farcical situations with a love story, plus the trademark live singing and confession scenes of the Harbour Theatre Company productions.

Please book tickets at the Brighton Fringe website or call the box office on 01273 917272.


3 March 2014 -
Annie McManus paintings

Annie McManus worked for many years as an illustrator, having studied Fine Art at Brighton, followed by an MA in Drawing at Wimbledon College of Art. She used to work mainly in black and white, line and wash, but after living for a couple of years in Boston, where she experimented more with colour and paint, she now often mingles paint, charcoal, pastel and collage in the same work.

Annie describes her show at Redroaster: "I have enjoyed moving between a naturalistic approach and one that is a lot more abstract. I was interested in creating a tension between formal composition and more organic and spontaneous painting techniques. Perhaps because they were painted in the dark days of winter, I have been particularly concerned with rendering the subtlety of winter colours in these paintings."

29 September 2013 -
Creative illumination

Brighton wood sculptor Dave Gourlay has created a new series of illuminated sculptures, now showing at Redroaster. They use slats of cherrywood to produce a halo effect.

If you would like to view further examples of his work (all displayed at Redroaster are for sale) please go to his website

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8.00am to 6.30pm on Sunday
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